Travel/Parking Information

Engineering Career Services (ECS) is located in 3270 Digital Computer Lab (DCL), 1304 W. Springfield Avenue in Urbana, Illinois. All Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering interviews scheduled through ECS are held in our 39-room interview suite adjacent to the ECS office.

  • DCL is located 4 blocks west of Lincoln Avenue on the north side of the street, across from the Grainger Engineering Library, at the corner of Springfield and Mathews Avenue.
  • Engineering Career Services is located within DCL in the southeast corner of the building on the 3rd floor.

The “Visit Champaign County” website ( has detailed information on getting to Champaign-Urbana, hotels/lodging, and if time allows things to do during your trip.

Parking is available at MobileMeters located in campus lots B1 and B4 and near DCL along South Mathews Avenue and West Springfield Avenue. When using a campus lot make sure you are at a meter (not an open space). Our office is unable to reimburse you for tickets and/or towing. Meters accept silver coins and there is a change machine located in the lower level of Grainger Library (across the street from Digital Computer Laboratory), but we suggest you register for a MobileMeter account at: You can use the MobileMeter app or pay with your phone by calling 217-207-3033 (you’ll need zone number, meter number, license plate number and payment information to process payment for parking).

Other options:  Hampton Inn Hotel and the Illini Union Hotel both offer complimentary parking to hotel guests and are within a 5-minute walk to DCL.

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